Circulars (pre-2015)

2014

Circular
No.  Date 
International Classification of Goods and Services
Nice Classification - Tenth (10th) Edition, Version 2015
PDF icon 17/2014
9 Dec 2014
New Launch Date for IP2SG (Phase II) for Trade Marks
PDF icon 16/2014
27 Oct 2014
Submission of Trade Mark forms (other than Form TM4) and written responses to objection letters during the suspension of the online filing system
PDF icon 16/2014
27 Oct 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 16/2014
27 Oct 2014
Temporary Suspension of Trade Marks Journal Publication for 2 weeks
PDF icon 16/2014 27 Oct 2014
Revision of IP2SG (Phase II) Launch Date
PDF icon 15/2014
8 Oct 2014
ASEAN TMview - Online information platform for trade marks in ASEAN
PDF icon 14/2014
2 Oct 2014
Suspension of online filing system from 9 to 20 October 2014 and alternative methods of filing during this period
PDF icon 13/2014
25 Sep 2014
Submission of Trade Mark forms (other than Form TM4) and written responses to objection letters during the suspension of the Online Filing System
PDF icon 13/2014 25 Sep 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 13/2014
25 Sep 2014
Temporary Suspension of Trade Marks Journal Publication for 2 weeks
PDF icon 13/2014
25 Sep 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 12/2014
31 Jul 2014
Final Published Chapters of Trade Marks Work Manual on Certification, Collective and Series of Marks
PDF icon 11/2014
11 Jun 2014
Entering of particulars of express trusts and beneficiaries in the Register of Trade Marks (Specific name format no longer required)
PDF icon 10/2014
5 Jun 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 9/2014
29 May 2014
Feedback on the Trade Marks Work Manual Chapters dealing with Collective, Certification and Series of Marks
PDF icon 8/2014
9 May 2014
Removal of circulars from the trade marks journal
PDF icon 7/2014
30 Apr 2014
Entering of particulars of express trusts and beneficiaries in the Register of Trade Marks
PDF icon 7/2014
30 Apr 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 6/2014
25 Apr 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 5/2014
14 Mar 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 4/2014
21 Feb 2014
Expanding the list of precedents for specification claims
PDF icon 3/2014
7 Feb 2014
Pre-recordal notifications relating to assignment applications
PDF icon 2/2014
30 Jan 2014
Additional Publications of the Trade Marks Journal
PDF icon 2/2014
30 Jan 2014
Amendment of "Address for Service" portion of forms
PDF icon 2/2014
30 Jan 2014
Tracking changes for finalisation of specification of goods and services
PDF icon 1/2014
17 Jan 2014

2013

Circular
Category No.  Date 
International Classification of Goods and Services Nice Classification – Tenth (10th) Edition, Version 2014
Classification of Goods and Services
PDF icon 9/2013  22 Nov 2013
Trade Mark (Amendment) Rules 2013
General
PDF icon 9/2013  22 Nov 2013
Amendment in Priority Claim Details of Form TM4
Forms  PDF icon 8/2013
25 Oct 2013
Upgrading to Trade Mark System e-Communications
General
PDF icon 8/2013 25 Oct 2013
Priority claims in Singapore where the specification of goods and/or services falls under a different class number in the priority country
General
PDF icon 8/2013 25 Oct 2013
Change in practice relating to the translation of non-English words
General
PDF icon 7/2013
11 Oct 2013
Change in practice relating to the citation of conflicting marks which are reflected as "Treated As Withdrawn", "Abandoned" or "Cancelled" on the Register
General
PDF icon 6/2013 20 Sep 2013
New feature to disable cross-class search when conducting similar mark searches in eTrademarks
General
PDF icon 5/2013
23 Aug 2013
Change in practice relating to the revocation of trade marks published in the Trade Marks Journal
General
PDF icon 4/2013
7 Jun 2013
Certificate of Registration
General
PDF icon 4/2013
7 Jun 2013
Changes in Refund Policy
General
PDF icon 4/2013
7 Jun 2013
Raising of late citation objections
General
PDF icon 3/2013
7 Jun 2013
Companion marks
General
PDF icon 3/2013
7 Jun 2013
Form TM42 (Request for Registrar’s General Certificate)
Forms
PDF icon 3/2013
7 Jun 2013
Trilateral List of Goods and Services
Classification of Goods and Services
PDF icon 2/2013
12 Apr 2013
Online version of the Nice Classification / Revision period of the Nice Classification
Classification of Goods and Services
PDF icon 1/2013
15 Feb 2013

2012

Circular

Category

No.

Date

International Classification of Goods and Services Nice Classification – Tenth (10th) Edition, Version 2013 - Specific Changes

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 4/2012

28 Dec 2012

Translation of Non-English words

General

PDF icon 3/2012

9 Nov 2012

International Classification of Goods and Services NICE Classification – Tenth (10th) Edition, Version 2013

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 2/2012

24 Aug 2012

Cereal-based beverages

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 1/2012

27 Jul 2012

Beverages made from cereals

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 1/2012

27 Jul 2012


2011

Circular

Category

No.

Date

International Classification of Goods and Services
NICE Classification – Tenth Edition
Specific Changes

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 6/2011

16 Dec 2011

Trade Mark (Amendment) Rules 2011 and Trade Mark (International Registration) Rules 2011

General

PDF icon 5/2011

28 Oct 2011

International Classification of Goods and Services NICE Classification – Tenth Edition

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 3/2011

16 Sep 2011

The use of punctuation in specifications

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 2/2011

9 Sep 2011

Amendment of Form TM 46

Forms

PDF icon 1/2011

15 Jul 2011


2010

Circular
Category No.
Date
Notification on Application to Register a Change in Ownership (TM 22)
Forms
PDF icon 5/2010
26 Nov 2010
Effect of the Recording of Licenses in the International Register in respect of International Registrations Designating Singapore
International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol
PDF icon 1/2010
12 Feb 2010

2009

Circular

Category

No.

Date

Costs for attending Case Management Conferences and Pre-Hearing Reviews

General

PDF icon 10/2009

28 Aug 2009

Form MP 1 - Request to transform an international registration into national application(s)

Forms

PDF icon 9/2009

21 Aug 2009

Form TM 4 - Application to register a trade mark, collective mark or certification mark

Forms

PDF icon 9/2009

21 Aug 2009

Marks published for opposition purposes

General

PDF icon 8/2009

3 Jul 2009

Personal and/or social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 7/2009

19 Jun 2009

Trade Marks Work Manual

General

PDF icon 5/2009

24 Apr 2009

Enhancements made to eTM 22 (Application to register a change of ownership)

Forms

PDF icon 4/2009

27 Mar 2009

Efiling multiple assignment applications

Forms

PDF icon 4/2009

27 Mar 2009

eCommunications

Forms

PDF icon 2/2009

27 Feb 2009


2008

Circular

Category

No.

Date

E-Payments to the World Intellectual Property Organization

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 19/2008

26 Dec 2008

Application for Renewal of Registration (Form TM 19)

General

PDF icon 18/2008

12 Dec 2008

Launch of e-Communications Portal on 1 December 2008 Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2008; Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2008

General

PDF icon 17/2008

28 Nov 2008

Return of Assignment Deeds and Other Registrable Transaction Documents

General

PDF icon 14/2008

26 Sep 2008

Image of e-filed mark

General

PDF icon 11/2008

4 Jul 2008

Executor services

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 7/2008

5 Mar 2008

Requests for Recording of a Renewal for International Registrations where Singapore is the Office of Origin

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 5/2008

22 Feb 2008

Application to Register a Change in Ownership (TM 22)

Forms

PDF icon 3/2008

1 Feb 2008

Modes of Payment to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation for Madrid Protocol Matters

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 1/2008 11 Jan 2008

2007

Circular

Category

No.

Date

The Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act

General

PDF icon 40/2007

5 Dec 2007

Use of Registered Trade Marks in Specifications of Goods and Services

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 38/2007

14 Nov 2007

Providing access to databases

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 33/2007

26 Sep 2007

Rental of access time to the internet / global computer networks

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 33/2007

26 Sep 2007

Providing of user access to the internet / global computer networks

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 33/2007

26 Sep 2007

Rental of access time to databases

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 33/2007

26 Sep 2007

Form TM 32

Form

PDF icon 32/2007

21 Sep 2007

Deficiencies in applications for registration : amendments after filing

General

PDF icon 28/2007

27 Jul 2007

Providing on-line forums

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Operating chat rooms

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Providing chat rooms

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Providing discussion services on-line

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of colloquiums

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of conferences

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of congresses

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of seminars

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of symposiums

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of conventions

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Arranging and conducting of exhibitions

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 27/2007

25 Jul 2007

Application to Register a Licensee (TM 37)

General

PDF icon 24/2007

29 Jun 2007

Translation of Non-English words

General

PDF icon 17/2007

7 May 2007

Amendments to the Trade Marks Act, the Trade Marks Rules and the Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules

General

PDF icon 17/2007

7 May 2007

Cautionary Notice on Unsolicited Mail about Unofficial Registration Services

General

PDF icon 13/2007

11 Apr 2007

Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 2007

General

PDF icon 3/2007

14 Feb 2007


2006

Circular

Category

No.

Date

International Classification of Goods and Services NICE Classification – Ninth Edition

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 32/2006

8 Nov 2006

State of Incorporation

General

PDF icon 30/2006

27 Oct 2006

Interior Decoration Services

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 22/2006

7 Jul 2006

Erratum - Form TM 40

Forms

PDF icon 1/2006

13 Jan 2006


2005

Circular

Category

No.

Date

Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2005 Notification

General

PDF icon 27/2005

30 Dec 2005

Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2005 Notification

General

PDF icon 27/2005

30 Dec 2005

Amendment of Typographical Errors in Class Numbers in Form TM 4

General

PDF icon 21/2005

21 Oct 2005

Prepared Meals

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 6/2005

22 Apr 2005

Computerised Communication Network Security and Other Security Services

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 5/2005

1 Apr 2005


2004

Circular

Category

No.

Date

Applications for Registration of Sound Marks

General

PDF icon 25/2004

17 Dec 2004

Requests for Recording of Changes in the Ownership of the International Registrations Designating Singapore or where Singapore is the Office of Origin

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 21/2004

19 Nov 2004

Requests for Recording of Changes in the Name and/or Address of the Holder for International Registrations Designating Singapore or where Singapore is the Office of Origin

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 21/2004

19 Nov 2004

Requests for Designation Subsequent to the International Registration

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 21/2004

19 Nov 2004

Vague Descriptions in Specifications

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 20/2004

12 Nov 2004

Underlining of Precedents for Objections on Specification of Goods / Services

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 19/2004

3 Sep 2004

Form TM 1 [Request to appoint or change an agent or to enter or change an address for service]

Forms

PDF icon 18/2004

30 Jul 2004

Issuance of Registration Certificates for Protected International Trade Marks (Singapore)

International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol

PDF icon 13/2004

18 Jun 2004

Manufacturing of Goods

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 12/2004

11 Jun 2004

Form TM 26 Notification Letter

Forms

PDF icon 8/2004

26 Mar 2004

Regulations Governing the Use of Certification/Collective Marks Collective and Certification Marks PDF icon 7/2004   19 Mar 2004
Publication of Collective Mark and Certification Mark Applications
Collective and Certification Marks PDF icon 7/2004 19 Mar 2004
Online Trademarks Search and Enquiry System eFiling PDF icon 4/2004  6 Feb 2004

Retailing of Services

Classification of Goods and Services

PDF icon 2/2004

7 Jan 2004